Support » Plugins » [Plugin: Podcasting] m4a audio files (enhanced aac)

  • Hi Ronald,

    I know you’re super busy finishing your last semester, but I’ve been struggling with your Podcasting plugin (latest version 1.5 for WP2.5) to get it to accept m4a audio files (enhanced AAC). I just can’t get it to recognize the file extension. Is this plugin for mp3 podcasts only?

    Also when trying to link a mp3 podcast, the Send to Editor button does nothing (code view). No code is inserted in the post. Do I just need to reference the file link with [podcast][/podcast] or is there anything new with the new Shortcode API?

    Thanks for answering and don’t skip your homework 😉

    Kind regards,

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  • Hello Jean-Paul,

    I’ve heard of the m4a issue before. Basically, your server is slightly misconfigured and WordPress is not picking up .m4a as an audio file. This is an easy fix, though. Just open up your .htaccess file and add the following two lines after WordPress’ rewrite rules:

    AddType audio/x-m4a .m4a
    AddType audio/x-m4b .m4b

    Regarding the Send to Editor button issue, thanks for reporting the bug. It turns out the button was not working if the visual editor was disabled. I just put out a fix (1.51), so let me know if that fixes your issue.

    By the way, you can just type [podcast]file.mp3[/podcast] into the editor if for some reason the button ever fails you. But just note that currently only mp3s are supported. However, in the near future I hope to be adding some other players for video files and other audio files like aac/m4a.

    Thanks for the filetype pointer *and* thanks for the bugfix. This is now working beautifully. Looking forward to the new player so I can finally ditch PodPress and their spaghetti code 🙁

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